Kate Middleton
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Google released its list of the top-searched people in 2012, and after 1.2 trillion searches in 146 languages globally, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge—in all of her Princess-y glory—secured the #2 spot, just behind Whitney Houston. (She also came in #6 in top trending searches overall in the world, while Whitney again was number one.) It was impossible not to feel a little love for Kate the Great this year, as we watched her tour the South Pacific in honor of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, cheer on the United Kingdom during the Summer Olympics, and finally, announce her pregnancy just nine days ago. From her enviable outfits to her poise under pressure, one thing is certain: we all love Kate! See some of her most memorable looks of the year in the gallery.

Kate's Outfits

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